Posted Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at 9:33 AM
If you cover the 2012 campaign, you get used to a certain, sad kind of prose: The "somebody just endorsed us" release, complete with canned quotes about the candidate. The Ron Paul campaign, which is counting on delegate hustling much more than "momentum," plays this game. Constantly. Here is an unedited sample of the last three days of Paul endorsements in key states.
Ron Paul Endorsed By Former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders: Celebrates common dedication to defense of liberty
Ron Paul Endorsed By Idaho Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor: Northern Idahoan praises Dr. Paul’s unwavering
consistency in advancing freedom
Ron Paul Endorsed By NFL Player, Farmer and Former U.S. Senate Candidate Clint Didier: Franklin County conservative says Paul “demonstrates he has America’s interest at heart”
Ron Paul Endorsed By Idaho State Sen. Shirley McKague: Meridian Republican hails Congressman Paul’s devotion to liberty
Ron Paul Endorsed By Lewiston, Idaho City Council Member Clinton Daniel: North Central Idahoan praises Dr. Paul’s “consistent constitutional stance”
These are not powerhouse leaders who can drive their machines to the polls. Then again... weren't the Tim Pawlenty and Nikki Haley endorsements supposed to do good for Mitt Romney? And didn't he end up losing both of their states, handily? Ron Paul will take your mockery and sit back as the no-names who endorse him do stuff like take over state parties.